Posts Tagged ‘hunting’

PEER reviews wildlife programs, makes recommendations

JACKSON — Questions have arisen over the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ management of selected wild game in Mississippi (i.e., the waterfowl, turkey and deer management programs), according to the PEER Committee. Also, some citizens have questioned the expanded use of privately owned pens for deer management and whether the use of such […] [...]

WOODS: Outdoors retailers start small, then expand

by John Woods Published: April 5,2013

Tags: hunting, John Woods, Mississippi, outdoors, retail

It is often quoted that small businesses in America are the lifeblood of new business starts and expansions. How many such Mississippi businesses can we think of that virtually started in a garage before they became highly recognized national companies in their own right? Peavey Electronics, Primos and Mossy Oak come immediately to mind. There […] [...]

Hunting-weapons legislation passes House

by Associated Press Published: March 15,2013

Tags: bill, gun, hunt, hunter, hunting, law, legislation, legislative, Legislature, season, weapon

JACKSON — Some hunters who use modern rifles may no longer have to sit out primitive weapon deer season in Mississippi. A bill that would allow hunters to use weapons of choice on private land during this brief part of deer season is headed to the desk of Gov. Phil Bryant. Bryant spokesman Mick Bullock […] [...]

Agency asking for help in tracking turkey populations

by Associated Press Published: February 11,2013

Tags: bird, ecosystem, gamebird, hunt, hunter, hunting, natural resources, Nature, outdoors, state agency, Turkey, tyracking, wildlife

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks is seeking information from hunters to keep track of turkey populations in the state. Adam Butler, wild turkey program biologist, said the spring gobbler hunter survey is one of the most reliable data sets used to monitor Mississippi turkeys. Currently, more than 1,200 turkey hunters […] [...]

Iconic outdoors retailer closes after slow decline, poor customer service

by John Woods Published: February 8,2013

Tags: Clinton, hunting, outdoors, shooting, Surplus City

A few months ago, I left the doctor’s office after an annual physical and thought I would reward myself with a visit to one of my long-time favorite outdoor supply hangouts in Clinton. Ask if I was shocked when I rolled into the parking lot to see a huge sign on the side of both […] [...]

Oxford tackles city’s white tail deer population

by Wally Northway Published: February 8,2013

Tags: bow & arrow hunting, hunting, Lafayette County, outdoors, Oxford, white tail deer

The City of Oxford’s white tail deer management plan, which allows bow hunting within the city limits, is just completing its third year, and while the program is still battling some growing pains, the city’s “deer guy” says the program appears to be showing some returns. “We’re still waiting on hard numbers from this year’s […] [...]

Duck study could shape conservation, management programs

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Results from a Mississippi State University study of mallard ducks in the state’s South Delta revealed information that could help shape conservation and habitat management programs. For several years, Brian Davis, assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture and researcher in MSU’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center, has been […] [...]

Cochran cosponsors bill to reauthorize Wildlife Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is supporting legislation to reauthorize the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), which leverages federal funds with private resources to promote fish and wildlife conservation. Cochran is cosponsoring the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act (S.51), which would reauthorize a program created by Congress in 1984 […] [...]

January 25, 2013- Ricky Nobile

by Ricky Nobile Published: January 25,2013

Tags: Barack Obama, gun ban, gun control, gun sales, hunting

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Congressman to reintroduce bill on hunting rolled rice fields

by Associated Press Published: January 7,2013

Tags: bill, commodity, crop, duck, farm, farmer, farming, federal, goose, government, hunt, hunter, hunting, law, lawmaker, legal, legislative, outdoors, rice, waterfowl

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Congressional delegations from Mississippi and Arkansas have backed legislation to clarify that hunting over a rolled rice field is not illegal field baiting. The legislation promoted by U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, both R-Miss., died in the past Congress. U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., whose district is the largest rice […] [...]

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